Full Statute Name:  Mckinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated. General Obligations Law. Chapter 24-A. Of the Consolidated Laws. Article 11. Obligations to Make Compensation or Restitution. Title 1. Compensation. § 11-107. Compensation for harm to a guide, hearing or service dog.

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Primary Citation:  McKinney's General Obligations Law § 11-107 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  NY GEN OBLIG § 11-107 Date Adopted:  2000
Summary:

Under this New York statute, a disabled person whose guide, hearing or service dog is injured due to the negligence of the owner of another dog in handling that other dog may recover damages from the owner or custodian of the non-guide guide dog.  These damages include veterinarian fees, replacement or retraining costs for the guide dog, lost wages, or damages for loss of mobility during retraining or replacement of the dog.

Statute Text: 

In addition to any other right of action or recovery otherwise available under law, a disabled person whose guide, hearing or service dog is injured due to the negligence of the owner of another dog in handling that other dog may recover damages from the owner or custodian of the non-guide, hearing or service dog that causes injury to the guide, hearing or service dog. Such damages may include, but are not limited to veterinarian fees, the cost of retraining or replacing the guide, hearing or service dog, and lost wages or damages due to loss of mobility incurred while retraining or replacement is taking place.

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(Added L.2000, c. 263, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2000.)

 

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